Visit the New Technabob Shop!Get Technabob in Your Mailbox! Join our Mailing List! | Follow Us: Facebook | Twitter
Awesomer Media Sites: THE AWESOMER | MIGHTYMEGA | 95OCTANE
subscribe to our rss feedsubscribe via e-mailfollow technabob on twittertechnabob facebook fan pageGoogle+follow us in feedly
Follow Us:

Bike Wheels Reveal Hidden Messages

by Paul Strauss

Here’s a cool gadget that lets you send messages using the wheels of your bicycle. By using an optical illusion called persistence of vision, your words are revealed as you pedal your bike.

Lampex Lex LED Bike Module

The Lampex Lex module screws onto the spokes of your bicycle, and produces rapidly flashing sequences of LEDs to display your messages. The device connects to your computer’s USB port, and can be programmed in English, Japanese or Chinese characters using the included message creation software. It’s even waterproof, so you don’t have to worry about wet roads damaging it. You can see a video clip of the Lex in action here (and no, I have no idea what the deal is with the guy in the horse head at the end of the video).

The Lex module is available for pre-order from Japan’s Digital Cowboy for ¥3980 (appx. $35 USD).




Comments (3):

  1. Alex says:

    You can build one yourself or buy a kit. Have a look at http://www.ladyada.net/make/spokepov/

  2. Richard says:

    I want one for my motorcycle!

  3. cesar says:

    i buy one, but the editing software dont work!!

Post a Comment:

Want a personal avatar on your comments? Sign up for a free Gravatar now!

Note: All comments with links in them will be held for moderation in order to prevent spam, so you may not see your post appear immediately.

Our Latest & Greatest Posts...

This Asgardian Iron Man Armor Is Marvel-ous

This Asgardian Iron Man Armor Is Marvel-ous

Woof Washer 360 Makes Washing the Dog Easy

Woof Washer 360 Makes Washing the Dog Easy

Thomas Was Alone Action Figures: Friendship is Blocky

Thomas Was Alone Action Figures: Friendship is Blocky

Space Capsule Tea Infuser: T-Minus Tea Time

Space Capsule Tea Infuser: T-Minus Tea Time

Videogames World Map: Smash Kingdom Project X Taisen of the Storm vs. Capcom

Videogames World Map: Smash Kingdom Project X Taisen of the Storm vs. Capcom

Win Prizes in the Technabob Shop

More from Awesomer Media...

The Awesomer Logo MightyMega Logo 95octane Logo
discussion by